Fashionable iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Cases


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Whether you’re an iPhone user or not, you cannot deny the hysteria that takes over the lives of Apple fanatics. I, myself am one of them. I’m not ashamed to admit that I set an alarm for 2am CDT on Sep 9 and spent an hour cursing at my keyboard, Apple, and Verizon. Fortunately, I was able to score a phone of my very own–a very welcome thing indeed considering my own iPhone 5 is missing chunks and has a non-working sleep/wake button.Read & Comment →

Orla Kiely Candles

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Recently a few new Orla Kiely candle releases came across my desk and they smell so delicious I had to tell you about them. My favorite by far is the “Fig Tree” scent–which smells full, lush, and sharply spicy. Orla Kiely brand candles fill a room nicely but not overpoweringly. Just something you can have burning without ruining your appetite or giving you a headache–but that you still notice.Read & Comment →

Harper’s Bazaar Glossybox

glossybox_harpers_bazaar1smThis month’s Glossybox is pretty special – it has teamed up with the beauty editor of Harper’s Bazaar for an awesomely curated collection of truly high-end items. There’s a (what looks to be) full size Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tar in an anyone-can-wear dark honey shade that likens itself to Clinique’s Black Honey–it’s vampy in the tube but sheers out to a flattering color on the lips.Read & Comment →

Incandescent: Meeting Joan Rivers

Several years ago, I wrote about my experience attending a fashion blog conference hosted by Lucky Magazine. I had the overwhelming privilege to spontaneously meet, chat, and receive a hug by the firecracker we know as Joan Rivers. You may not know this (I didn’t previously), but Joan was a huge advocate of suicide survivors–a term that describes the people left behind in the wake of a loved one taking their own life.

Joan and I had that in common–she lost her husband, and I lost my brother. When I shared this with her behind the scenes at that conference so many years ago, she gave me the biggest hug that any grown woman has ever given me. When I think of Joan Rivers now, one word comes to mind: Firecracker.Read & Comment →

August Favorites

August Beauty Favorites 2014

Click here to view my latest YouTube video – my favorite beauty and non-beauty items for the month of August! I had a great time picking this month’s favorites for you guys – definitely a random assortment, heavier on the non-beauty faves this time around. But no fear–next month’s installment promises to be big on the beauty, as I’ve been testing some products out a little more rigorously than usual so I can be absolutely sure they’re up to standard (and they are).

Leave me a comment down below with your favorite beauty item of the past month. What have you been absolutely loving? Let’s have a discussion!

Labor Day Sale Roundup


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Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? In fact, that myth is so widely propagated and taken as gospel, that nobody seems to know where that cardinal rule of fashion originated. I’m here to set the record straight. (For the non-Americans, Labor Day is a national holiday meant to celebrate the workforce of our nation, the backbone of our economy.)Read & Comment →

Beauty Recs with Sally Beauty

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In my last Sally Beauty post, I offered my custom beauty consultation services to one winner–and that winner was the lovely Elizabeth. My spending limit was $45 so I opted to multitask items: several eyeshadows (suited to her eye color) in one, as well as a gorgeous blush/bronzer combo. I’m loving the “nude everything” trend these days so of course a dusty rose nail color was in order, as was a nude lip pencil. Plus, through the rest of August, you get a free snazzy tote if you spend $45 at any Sally Beauty store, while supplies last. And trust me, they’re cute.

  1. Femme Couture Velvet Bronzer and Blush Duo
  2. Femme Couture Color Made Easy Shadow Effects Trio
  3. Real Colors Hydra Lips Waterproof Gel Lip Liner
  4. OPI Nail Lacquer in Nomad’s Dream
  5. Ardell Natural Multipack Babies

I hope you like my picks for you, Elizabeth! I thoroughly enjoyed shopping for you! I hope you enjoy your gift card and please let me know how your shopping goes!

Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial

Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial

Hey guys! Today I’m going to share with you how to make your lips look bigger–while Kylie Jenner may have had a lil work done *cough*, it’s no secret that she piles on the mauve lip liner these days, 90’s style. I’m actually a huge fan of mauve-y, dusty rose-colored lips. I think they look natural and enhance your lip shape without being showy or high-maintenance.Read & Comment →

My Stay, Shop, Sparkle Experience in Dallas

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Hi friends! Today I’m going to share a vlog and a contest with you regarding my two night stay at the Hyatt Regency Dallas which included a shopping trip at the famed Northpark Shopping Center in town. The Hyatt Regency and Northpark mall invited my husband and I to come out and sample their “Stay. Shop. Sparkle.” package — and with a name like that, who could resist?Read & Comment →